Tell us your best smelling soaps...

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Primotenore, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Stirling Lime :D or Stirling Island Man. :happy069:
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  2. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Of those three, Rum Runner. I've picked up a few more since that post!
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  3. Cybermonkey

    Cybermonkey Member

    Of the categories I feel I have experienced enough variety in:
    Woodsy soap
    Proraso Sandalwood

    Citrusy soap
    Wolfpac Italian Orchard (my God it smells sweet)

    Floral soap
    Haslinger Schafmilch. A mild but addictive scent, I've had to store it away where I can't be "checking" it's scent every time I go past it. It was starting to dry out.

    Cologne soap
    Saponificio Varesino 70th anniversary. A strong and addictive scent. I also had to store this one away as it was starting to dry out from me sampling its scent so often.
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  4. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe Member

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    My favorite soaps for both scent and performance.

    The Artisan Soap Shoppe: Arctic started my love of peppermint soaps. I have gone on a bit of a bender with them lately. A lesser known vendor that is actually a really great performer

    FCSS: Barbershop Taper Fade is my favorite barbershop scent.

    MWF obviously needs no explanation ;)

    Renegade Atellier: Ixcacao is from another lesser known Canadian artisan. This one smells like ancient Mayan spiced chocolate. A really rich scent with a hint of spices.

    Holy Black: Gold Rush is an amazing scent. I have been reluctant to use it because it isn't made any more.

    B&M Lavanille in the white label base. The new glissant base makes the soap smell different in a way I don;t really like. For me it seems to bring the harsher end notes right to the front.
  5. JazzDoc

    JazzDoc Well-Known Member

    • Jabonman Eufros GEA
    • Tabac
    • PAA Gondolier
    • Bannister & Mann Seville
    • Le Savonnière du Moulin
    • Asylum Colonia by Saponificio Varesino
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  6. Natalie Roberts

    Natalie Roberts New Member

    I bought Pre de Provence No. 63 Soap for my husband and he really like it. It has a warm and spicy aroma, with many notes that make for a classic masculine vibe. It has peppery and citrusy notes, married with the clean and crisp smell of leather and musk. It also smells of cedarwood and juicy plum. Not only that, but this soap also helps to moisturize the skin and make it healthy.
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  7. Oasisdave

    Oasisdave Active Member; radioactive

    Thought I would update. Here are just some of my favorites but not listed by any type

    APR - Fenchurch
    Grooming Dept - Amare
    The Club - Khalifa
    PAA - Gondolier
    Shannon's - Woodlands
    Gentleman's Nod - Zarahoff Signature
    Desmond Barrow - Joie de Vétiver
    Caties Bubbles - Quatre Cent Vingt
    Noble Otter - Lonestar & Noir et Vanille
    Nuavia - Rossa
    Mystic Water - Vétiver & Oakmoss
    Wickham 1912 - Club Cola
  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I say 90 to 95% of everything Stirling makes is great that said I now only purchase samples so as to not have them pile up and take too much space.

  9. ischiapp

    ischiapp New Product Bloodhound

    I think if the goal is the fragrance, best option is a perfume maker soap.

    My fav is Floris Elite.

    Just a step behind, Carthusia Uomo.
  10. Oasisdave

    Oasisdave Active Member; radioactive

    I really wish more vendors/Artisans would do this as well. Even the ones that do, its a super small sample that costs 3-4 dollars plus shipping while. Stirling at least gives you a nice size sample
  11. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member


    Excellent qualities.
  12. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    #1 by far for me is Castle Forbes 1445. Got the balm and the edt too.

    Others near the top of the heap:
    Bath House Spanish Fig and Nutmeg.
    TFS Zagara Gelsomino.
    Musgo Real classic.
    And for a straight citrus, can't beat Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill.
  13. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    Chiseled Face...Guy Noir
    Stirling...Black Cherry
  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    My favorite scent (in my own soap of course) is a blend of lavender, eucalyptus & spearmint.
  15. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

  16. wormspank

    wormspank New Member

    I have to say, my favorite scented soap is Declaration Grooming's Massacre of the Innocents. I also like WCS Oriental and Catie's Bubbles Connecticut Shade.
  17. Silvestris

    Silvestris Well-Known Member

    Proraso Green, Palmolive & L'Occitane Cade
  18. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Tried all the Proraso's and Red is my favorite so far. I'm looking forward to receiving my Captain's Chair sampler. Can't wait for that!
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  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Toppa the Heap, A number 1, Kinga the Hillllll(work it, Frank)
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  20. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    For me:
    Drunken Goat (if it's ever resurrected)
    Anne Bonney

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